The Nut Blog

Personalized Corporate Gift Giving by Maisie Jane’s

Family Fun Gift Basket

Does your business plan to give gifts as a thank you to clients, vendors, or staff? Creating gift boxes and baskets is one of our specialties! Let our experienced team here at Maisie Jane’s help during the busy holiday season. Call for your appointment before Nov. 15 and mention the code “Corporate 10” to save […]

Posted on October 18th, 2019

Could Eating Almonds Give You Fewer Wrinkles?

Woman in a Good Mood

According to the latest research at the University of California in Davis, a daily snack of almonds in place of other nut-free snacks reduced both the width and severity (depth and length) of wrinkles in postmenopausal women. This study was the first of its kind to investigate whether eating almonds would have an effect on […]

Posted on October 17th, 2019

Hearty Apple Almond Oatmeal (Recipe)

apple almond oatmeal

It’s apple season! And that is actually my favorite time of year. I am a fan of practically everything made of apples—apple pie, apple cider, apple fritters. And this is also the time of year when I break out the oatmeal. I particularly love old-fashioned steel cut whole grain oatmeal that has a nutty texture […]

Posted on October 15th, 2019

The Sweet Taste of Honey at Maisie Jane’s

Maisie Jane's Honey

We are bee fanatics at Maisie Jane’s! Did you know that we couldn’t have almonds without them? In fact, 70% of the food grown on the planet depends on the health of our bees so we put a lot of attention on nurturing our local bee community. And guess what that means? In addition to […]

Posted on October 10th, 2019

Join Us at the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend

Sierra Oro Passport Weekend Bracelet

Come to the party! This coming weekend is the best excuse for coming out to Maisie Jane’s gift shop (1324 Dayton Rd., Chico). We’re joining 32 other local farms and wineries to make this year’s Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend the best one yet! Did you know that Maisie Jane’s has proudly participated for […]

Posted on October 7th, 2019

Cashew Butter Maple Fudge (Recipe)

Cashew Butter Maple Fudge with Dried Fruit

Do you love fudge? It is one of the most popular desserts in the United States! That’s probably because it is one the easiest candy-like desserts you could make. You could do it the traditional way and make a sugar syrup, heated to just the right temperature, cool and beat it until it thickens. But […]

Posted on October 3rd, 2019

Our Award-Winning Cashew Butter

Creamy Cashew Butter

Did you see us in this month’s issue of Men’s Health Magazine? We’re so honored to be featured as their pick for the best cashew butter!!! They suggested stirring it into a bowl of oatmeal topped with banana slices sautéed in a bit of butter and cinnamon. Yum! That sounds awesome! Men’s Health also said […]

Posted on September 30th, 2019

How Do You Pronounce “Almond”?

Shaking the Almond Trees

Silly question. You pronounce it “all-mond, right?” Well, maybe, if you live almost everywhere in the United States. But not if you live in Chico, CA! Here we say “am-end” with “am” pronounced like “Sam.” Where on earth did that come from? If you ask farmers, they’ll pretty much tell you the same joke: that […]

Posted on September 26th, 2019

Almond Macarons with Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Almond macarons

I LOVE macarons! Light and sweet meringue-like round cookie sandwiches with any number of fillings in between are just perfect with a cup of espresso for an afternoon splurge. Also known as French macaroons, they let me pretend to be at a Parisian cafe instead of at one of my favorite local bakeries in Chico. […]

Posted on September 24th, 2019

A Quick and Tasty Energy Boost from Maisie Jane’s

Maisie Jane's Flavored Almonds

Back to school and back to the office! Vacation season is over. But the fun never has to stop with flavored nut snacks from Maisie Jane’s! Who says a great nutritious snack can’t taste good? With these selections you’ll want to take some with you every day. Nuts are the perfect easy to take with […]

Posted on September 19th, 2019